how to pronounce nitrous


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nitrous is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of nitrous in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… greenhouse gas like nitrous oxide this …”

meanings of nitrous


  1. Having a sharp odor like ammonia or nitric acid.
  2. Of, relating to, or derived from nitrogen, especially in which the valence of the nitrogen is lower than that of a corresponding nitric species.
  3. Of, or relating to nitrous acid or its derivatives.


  1. Nitrous oxide.
  2. The system in some racing vehicles which pumps nitrous oxide into the engine to improve performance.

nitrous frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nitrous occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with nitrous


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